Many people have suffered from child abuse, thus making it a very sad subject. One in six boys and one in four girls suffer from child abuse. Evidence shows there is no real way to stop all of it because it is scattered everywhere. “Most children become victims of abuse and neglect at 18 months or younger.”(Staff)
People don’t realize how it affects the victim down the road. “About 80 percent of 21-year-olds who were abused as children met criteria for at least one psychological disorder” (Smith). Later on in life when it is happening in some cases they can have anti-social lives. “As if the abuse during the rituals were not enough, this child experiences similar abuse at home on a daily basis. When she tries to talk about her pain, she is told that she must be crazy. "Nothing bad has happened to you;' her family tells her Each day she begins to feel more and more like she doesn't know what is real. ”(Staff). Sometimes they can be destructive to themselves and others. In some instances, kids do not understand that when they hurt themselves that they are not only hurting themselves they are hurting so many more people. When this happens to victims they have a harder time adapting to their surroundings therefore having a maladaptive life. These people are not just affected when it is happening, it can damage their lives for down the road experiences.
There are some signs of abuse, but they can be easily mistaken for a child just being shy or just falling down and hitting his/her arm. “I believe the best service to the child is the service closest to the child, and children who are victims of neglect, abuse, or abandonment must not also be victims of bureaucracy. They deserve our devoted attention, not our divided attention.”(Guinn). Children come home and they are looking to someone to tell them about how their day went and if no one is there or their home is unstable, then this cannot happen and if parents or no one is showing attention or their devoted time to that child then they shut down and they close up and in some cases it is very hard for that child to change back into his or her ways. “Child abuse and neglect offend the basic values of our state. We have a responsibility to provide safe settings for at-risk children and facilitate permanent placement for children who cannot return home.”(Roth).
Some signs which most people say are the easiest to point out can be the hardest. Bruises, many people say is the easiest sign but everyone gets bruises, making it very hard to point out if someone is a victim if they have a bruise on his or her arm. An easier sign is if the person has sudden changes of behavior, some kids may have a sudden drop in their grades, where they have...